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Equities extend rally; oil rebounds, helping rouble rise

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NEW YORK - Equity markets worldwide extended the week's rally on Friday and oil prices rebounded from recent lows, as investors closed out the last full week of trading in 2014 on an upbeat note.

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Exclusive - ECB considers making weaker Euro zone states bear more quantitative easing risk: sources 19 Dec 2014

FRANKFURT - European Central Bank officials are considering ways to ensure weak countries that stand to gain most from a fresh round of money printing bear more of the risk and cost.

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Greek PM Samaras falls short in first round presidential vote 18 Dec 2014

ATHENS - Greek lawmakers failed to elect a new president in a first round of voting on Wednesday, leaving Prime Minister Antonis Samaras still looking for as many as 20 votes from independents and small parties to avoid snap national elections early next year. | Video

Greek poll shows anti-bailout leftists hold 3.6-point lead over conservatives 18 Dec 2014

ATHENS - Greece's radical leftist Syriza party holds a 3.6-percentage-point lead over the ruling conservatives, a poll published after the first round of a presidential vote on Wednesday showed.

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Greek PM Samaras falls short in first round presidential vote 17 Dec 2014

ATHENS - Greek lawmakers failed to elect a new president in a first round of voting on Wednesday, leaving Prime Minister Antonis Samaras still looking for as many as 20 votes from independents and small parties to avoid snap national elections early next year.

Greek poll shows anti-bailout leftists hold 3.6-point lead over conservatives 17 Dec 2014

ATHENS - Greece's radical leftist Syriza party holds a 3.6-percentage-point lead over the ruling conservatives, a poll published after the first round of a presidential vote on Wednesday showed.

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Insight - Greek premier prepared European ground before vote gamble 17 Dec 2014

ATHENS - Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has bet on Greece's future with an early vote for the presidency. But in contrast to a recent predecessor, he made sure before dropping the bombshell that Berlin and Brussels wouldn't stand in the way.

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Analysis - Greek political fallout a worry, but financial contagion seen limited 17 Dec 2014

BRUSSELS - Five years after Greece sparked a sovereign debt crisis that threatened the euro's survival, the country again has the potential to rattle its currency partners if Greeks have to elect a new government next month.

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Greek PM Samaras asks for support as key vote nears 16 Dec 2014

ATHENS - Prime Minister Antonis Samaras begged the Greek parliament on Tuesday not to throw away sacrifices made to keep the country solvent, a day before deputies begin a vote that could force a snap election and reignite financial crisis.

Investors see Greek upheaval ring-fenced from rest of euro zone 16 Dec 2014

LONDON - Greece's future in the euro zone may hang in the balance once more, but investors believe the market fallout from any current political turbulence can be insulated, unlike during the region's sovereign debt crisis of 2012.